I once traveled to Boston with a colleague to hire for a position. After three intense days of back-to-back interviews, we ended up flying home empty-handed. We interviewed sixteen candidates, in multiple interview rounds. We combed through close to 150 resumes. Still, we walked away because we just didn’t find the right person.
There are 300 million people living in the United States and 35 million in Canada. The right people exist for every role. You just have to keep looking. Trust your gut, too. When your gut says, ‘no’ don’t let yourself keep trying to make it say ‘yes.’
Patience is a virtue when you’re hiring. Be willing to wait for the right person.
Most “A” players aren’t out there looking either, so you might just have to shake the tree a few more times…
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